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Biotechnology, A Multi-Volume Comprehensive Treatise, Volume 6, Products of Primary Metabolism, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition

Biotechnology, A Multi-Volume Comprehensive Treatise, Volume 6, Products of Primary Metabolism, 2nd, Completely Revised Edition

Max Roehr (Volume Editor), Hans-Jürgen Rehm (Editor), Gerald Reed (Editor), Alfred Pühler (Associate Editor), Peter Stadler (Associate Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62088-3

Mar 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

753 pages

Select type: Online Book

Description

Fermentation products of primary metabolism such as ethanol, acetic acid, and lactic acid were the first commercial products of the fermentation industry, followed by citric acid and related products of fungal origin. As high-volume/low-price products they still occupy top positions in the respective markets. Several of these, especially alcohols, have attracted additional attention as possible sources of alternative energy carriers and chemicals. This volume describes theory and practice of production of these commodities - from classical processes to most recent developments - and also provides data on the relevant raw materials. Futhermore, products related to primary metabolism are treated in this volume.
Topics included are: Sugar-Based/Starch-Based Raw Materials - Ethanol - Glycerol and Other Polyols - Acetone, Butanol, Isopropanol - 2,3-Butanediol - Lactic Acid - Citric Acid - Gluconic Acid - Further Organic Acids - Acetic Acid - PHB and Other Polyhydroxyalkanoic Acids - Amino Acids - Nucleotides - Extracellular Polysaccharides - Biosurfactants
RAW MATERIALS AND RAW MATERIAL STRATEGIES
Sugar-Based Raw Materials for Fermentation Applications
Starch-Based Raw Materials for Fermentation Applications
Raw Material Strategies -
Economical Problems
PRODUCTS OF PRIMARY METABOLISM
Ethanol -
Classical Methods
Ethanol -
Potential Source of Energy and Chemical Products
Microbial Production of Glycerol and Other Polyols
Microbial Production of Acetone, Butanol, Isopropanol
Microbial Production of 2,3-Butanediol
Lactic Acid
Citric Acid
Gluconic Acid
Further Organic Acids
Acetic Acid
PHB and Other Polyhydroxyalkanoic Acids
Amino Acids -
Technical Production and Use
Enzymology of Amino Acid Production
Nucleotides and Related Compounds
Extracellular Polysaccharides
Biosurfactants